American scientists have begun testing an acne vaccine, according to the scientific portal EurekAlert. The researchers were able to achieve the first positive results: in particular, testing antibodies in mice showed that they are able to affect the toxins of acne bacteria (the so-called CAMP factor), reducing inflammation. According to scientists, the drugs that doctors widely use to treat acne are often "ineffective and cause difficult side effects - from dryness and irritation to depression, suicidal thoughts and fetal defects during pregnancy", so today patients need new "safe and effective”treatment methods. Now they intend to move on to further trials, which may subsequently lead to the development of an effective vaccine for humans.
“If extensive clinical trials are successful, our study could help millions of people suffering from acne,” said Chan-Min Huang, one of the leading researchers at the University of California, San Diego.